Big Data in Agriculture: Property Rights, Privacy and Competition in Ag Data Services

The transition from precision agriculture to big data opens a variety of concerns among both farmers and ag data service providers about the privacy, ownership and use of farm data. This paper discusses the nature of those concerns as well as an attempt to establish industry guidelines concerning data privacy and security. I argue that the proposed guidelines likely do little to protect any real privacy concerns and run the risk of negative consequences for competition in ag data services and of reducing valuable information flows in commodity markets.


Editor(s):
IFAMR, IFAMA
Issue Date:
Jun 15 2016
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
10.22004/ag.econ.240696
(ISSN #: 1559-2448) (Other)
Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/240696
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/240696
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 19, A
Page range:
57-74
Total Pages:
18
JEL Codes:
big data; ag data services; property rights; competition
Note:
The IFAMR is published quarterly my IFAMA. For more information visit: www.ifama.org.
Series Statement:
Volume 19
Issue A




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